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Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Forks

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The gentleman (Tron) at the counter was very helpful. It was refreshing to be greeted the way we were after such a long drive. The hotel was clean and nice and close to the college.

It was a plain jane hotel. There were lots of little kids there the weekend we stayed. They were playing hockey in the hallway. The staff kindly curtailed the game. The breakfast room was nice. The facility was near the interstate near the university which was the reason for our visit. I was happy with stay. Nothing fancy but everything was adequate.

The room was dirty, the bed was dirty and the tub was dirty. The bed was unstable and made noise even with the slightest movement.

They seemed to have problems with my reservation and it took long. I was on my lunch hour and my time was limited.

Excellent breakfast, Friendly staff. A great place to stay. Keep up the good work.

Nice enough to sleep when you are tired. Sleep sleep sleep

Safe and comfy. Great value for the price. Vast parking and great location.

My room was fine and the facility was clean. The front desk was helpful at all times. My room hair blower didn't work and had to leave with wet hair; my non smoking room smelled like it was once a smoker's room but overall, pretty darn good for a two star motel. Very good location close to I29. I would stay there again without hesitation. Thank you.

Nothing fancy, overall it was good value for the price

Got my room key and went to my room which was separate from the main part of the motel. I had to walk past 3 guys who were standing right next to the doors smoking. Got inside and it smelled like Mexican food. Now I love Mexican food, just don't like my hotel room smelling like that AND cigarettes! Got into the room and it was very small and not clean, and also had a broken chain lock. I went back, through the smoking men who were staying in that part of the motel (who also gave me a "cat call" - scared me!) and to the front desk and asked for a room change. The guy at the desk didn't bat an eye and gave me a room in the main part of the motel. I checked it out and was very pleased. It was much nicer and bigger than the other one that, honestly, I would have been petrified to stay in. However, in the new room, I pulled back the comforter and the sheet had an oily stain on it. I slept with a towel over it. However, I mentioned that to the housekeepers and it was changed the next morning right away. So, all in all, at first it wasn't good but they made everything right. I think the rooms just need to be a little bit cleaner, otherwise, for the price, it was good. The staff was great.

Once I checked in (it was dark outside), there was a police officer in the parking lot about 50 feet away that was staring toward me and then he was shining his flashlight at me, That was pretty much a good indication of how my stay would be. The hallways and room were filthy. (The tub and toilet looked the worst.) Wi-Fi- didn't work, and the TV screen had an inadequate picture (very fuzzy on all channels.) You should stay here if you want to hear other guests through the walls and cars coming and going in the parking lot.

The hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A quiet location and I enjoyed my stay there.

Although close to the airport, i believe this place is in deparate need of updating. It's the old school row rooms remeniscent of a Bates Motel, the hard beds, thin walls (hello nieghbor) and bathroom so small, you don't have to step from the toilet to the tub. It was clean, if you ignore the smell of the previously okayed cigarettes. All in all, if you're in a pinch, I'd suggest staying here. But, I'd suggest paying a couple dollars more and staying next door.

very comfy king size bed - staff very friendly and continental bkfast very good. What more would u want, eh?

This hotel is a basic hotel...not many bells and whistles...but perfect for a good night's rest. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful and started my stay on the right footing.

it was a good deal, but it would've been much better if there was a coffe pot in the room. Long walk in the wintertime across the parking lot to get the first cup in the morning!

there was a fire at the hotel prior to our arrival so they put us in better hotel for the same price . and was great help after traveling 6 hours .

Hotel staff was very arrogant and not friendly, they also seemed not very knowledgeable and overcharged my card as well as a co workers (more then once) then trying to fix the funds issue was a complete joke. The rooms were clean and comfortable but horrible staff and service. Most likely will never be staying there again.

The motel bumped my reservation when I arrived, because too many people extended their stays. They sent me to another motel across town, which also had no vacancies.

The room was clean. The bathroom and sink were in a small area. It was loud late at night and early in the morning, with people talking. Difficult to get a good night's sleep.

1000 N 42nd St Grand Forks ND

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Forks places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena. This 117-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also close to this Grand Forks hotel are Alerus Center and North Dakota Museum of Art.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Forks's 117 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free newspapers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Forks features free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Forks

Everyone (4) Couples (10) Business (5) Family (6) Other (5) Friends (2)
5

friendly service

Everyone

The gentleman (Tron) at the counter was very helpful. It was refreshing to be greeted the way we were after such a long drive. The hotel was clean and nice and close to the college.

By on Mar 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2017

Thanks for the great review, we appreciated having you. tron is a great guests services agent and we strive to promote great customer service. We hope to see you again in your travels.

3

least expensive hotel with 2 queen beds

Everyone

It was a plain jane hotel. There were lots of little kids there the weekend we stayed. They were playing hockey in the hallway. The staff kindly curtailed the game. The breakfast room was nice. The facility was near the interstate near the university which was the reason for our visit. I was happy with stay. Nothing fancy but everything was adequate.

By , from Montana on Jan 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2017

Hi Janet, Thanks for the great review, sorry the hotel was packed with sports teams that day we try our best to curtail loud behaviors but in the end sometimes team spirit wins out. Hope you had a great stay and we would love to see you again in your travels.

2

unclean and uncomfortable

Everyone

The room was dirty, the bed was dirty and the tub was dirty. The bed was unstable and made noise even with the slightest movement.

By , from Sioux Falls, SD on Nov 13, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2017

Hello Peter, We are sorry that your stay was not pleasant, we have been making changes with new staff, new policies and stricter guidelines to rectify this. Please feel free to give us a second shot you will be pleasantly surprised.

3
Everyone

They seemed to have problems with my reservation and it took long. I was on my lunch hour and my time was limited.

By on May 11, 2016

4

comfortable hotel, very clean.

Couples

Excellent breakfast, Friendly staff. A great place to stay. Keep up the good work.

By , from Menomonie, WI on Feb 29, 2016

3

just for sleeping

Families

Nice enough to sleep when you are tired. Sleep sleep sleep

By on Nov 12, 2015

4

great value

BusinessTravelers

Safe and comfy. Great value for the price. Vast parking and great location.

By on Jul 23, 2015

2

very good 2 star motel

Singles

My room was fine and the facility was clean. The front desk was helpful at all times. My room hair blower didn't work and had to leave with wet hair; my non smoking room smelled like it was once a smoker's room but overall, pretty darn good for a two star motel. Very good location close to I29. I would stay there again without hesitation. Thank you.

By on Sep 22, 2014

3

work travel

BusinessTravelers

Nothing fancy, overall it was good value for the price

By on Aug 23, 2014

2

needed a hotel for a swim meet

Families

Got my room key and went to my room which was separate from the main part of the motel. I had to walk past 3 guys who were standing right next to the doors smoking. Got inside and it smelled like Mexican food. Now I love Mexican food, just don't like my hotel room smelling like that AND cigarettes! Got into the room and it was very small and not clean, and also had a broken chain lock. I went back, through the smoking men who were staying in that part of the motel (who also gave me a "cat call" - scared me!) and to the front desk and asked for a room change. The guy at the desk didn't bat an eye and gave me a room in the main part of the motel. I checked it out and was very pleased. It was much nicer and bigger than the other one that, honestly, I would have been petrified to stay in. However, in the new room, I pulled back the comforter and the sheet had an oily stain on it. I slept with a towel over it. However, I mentioned that to the housekeepers and it was changed the next morning right away. So, all in all, at first it wasn't good but they made everything right. I think the rooms just need to be a little bit cleaner, otherwise, for the price, it was good. The staff was great.

By on Nov 18, 2013